First up is my standard TP770..
http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g39 ... INKPAD770/
Updated to windows 98, still getting semi-regular use. Has a great original battery that will last a couple of hours under load and the dvd option which still looks good to watch.
Sadly i wasn't able to hold the camera perfectly steady but will update the photos if there is an interest.
and then there is a standard TP240 celeron
http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g39 ... INKPAD240/
Sadly missing inserts from the box, but everything is there, including the packet that contains the covers for the ports. This one has been used a few times, but only to make sure it still works.
Mustn't forget everyones favourite classic the TP701C.
http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g39 ... AD%20701C/
Sadly the paintwork is the major letdown on the cover, and the PCMCIA cover is missing, but everything works like a charm. Battery was sourced from a shop in the UK for £40 and lasts about 2 hours with light use. I never use it really, but it's good to have everything as it should be.
Added the thinkpad that started my mania. The venerable 380Z. A beautifully clean machine with an almost dead battery (20 mins) but still going strong. Missing the port cover, but i refuse to pay $30 for one..
http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g39 ... AD%20380Z/
Just added my TP770X with 13.7" SXGA screen and a P3 processor running at 600mhz without speedstep. Has WinXP and works great. Only problem i find is the resolution. Cant get 1280x1024 without dropping to 16bit colour. With 32 bit colour i am forced to 1024x768 resolution. Anybody else had experience with this.??
Here are the pics
http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g39 ... AD%20770X/
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You have a great collection!
I have a 701c and I need a new battery. Do you remember the name of the UK company that sold you the battery for your 701c?
Thank you for your time and help,
this was the site i bought it from. Was a great service. They didn't have any stock the first time i ordered and they always gave me the choice of a refund, or to wait. I had to wait a while to get the battery, but they always kept me informed.
http://www.laptopbatteryhub.co.uk/ibm-t ... ttery.html
Good luck with yours. The 701 series are a wonderful machine
Thank you for the link! Now I just have to find my power supply and we are good to go!
I like the hardware battery meter in the 770. If you think about it - it only makes sense. In the days of DOS with no resident programs in the system tray, how else would you know how much juice you've got left?
The 240 is one amazing machine. Its design was ages ahead of its time. You can see some elements from it in some more modern X2x/X3x series machines. And it doesn't have a 7-row keyboard! I guess they haven't figured out yet back then how to fit it into such a small case.
And the 701 Butterfly - well, that's just an engineering masterpiece. Looks a bit weird, but the concept is nothing short of incredible.
X61 7673-V2V, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G, X32 (IPS Screen), A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad, A21m 2628-GXU
Although the old systems, like the 701 for example, had the power meter as part of the bios program and the actual bios itself can be recalled anytime you like with an FN + F1 combination. really useful
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